The Midwest Dairy Health and Wellness Advisory Council's purpose is to provide knowledge and expertise on health and wellness trends and issues. Advisory Council members also contribute to Midwest Dairy Council nutrition education resources, and through their own community participation ensure that health and nutrition professionals and consumers recognize dairy's valuable role as part of a healthy, balanced diet.Download PDF
Health and Wellness Advisory Council
The Midwest Dairy Health and Wellness Advisory Council's purpose is to provide knowledge and expertise on health and wellness trends and issues. Advisory Council members also contribute to Midwest Dairy Council nutrition education resources, and through their own community participation ensure that health and nutrition professionals and consumers recognize dairy's valuable role as part of a healthy, balanced diet.
Wanda Agnew, PhD, RD, LRD
Dr. Agnew has nearly 40 years of experience in public health initiatives. Her holistic approach to wellness is includisve of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance. She contributes to multiple public health programs promoting physical activity and mindful eating.
Leslie A. Fowler, MBA
In her role as Director of Nutrition Support Services at Chicago Public Schools, Leslie leads the district’s school lunch and breakfast programs that serve more than 75 million meals a year. Leslie is working with six urban school districts in California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas to join forces to coordinate school lunch planning in an attempt to keep costs down while providing healthful food choices.
Janet Allen Graeve, MD, FAAP
An esteemed pediatrician, Dr. Graeve enjoys working with families and children, encouraging them to explore many delicious and nutritious foods. She has initiated projects for weight management for kids with proven results that continue well beyond their initial goal. As host of a weekly radio call-in program, she provides positive and practical advice for families and caregivers.
Sharon Guthrie, PhD, ARNP, CPNP, NCSN
Dr. Guthrie's work in nursing has touched many facets of pediatric health. She's been recognized with awards for innovative and high quality community health practices, impacting the health of fellow citizens. Her work appears in numerous publications, and sh currently serves on the Iowa Liutenant Governor's Commission on Wellness and Healthy Living.
Betsy Hornick, MS, RD, LDN
As a nutrition writer, consultant and educator, Betsy is aware of the multitude of nutrition and diet advice available in today'd media. She aims to balance the overload of information through her blog and newspaper columns. Her advice encompasses her love for food with a realistic apprach to moderation and healthy eating.
Wendy Knight, RD, LD, SNS
From fresh fruits to whole grains and dairy foods, Wendy is ever mindful of the health and wellness of the students in her large Minnesota school district. Wholesome and nutritious meals are on the meny every day to keep students and staff fueled up for academic excellence.
Jill Lange, MPH, RD, LD
A dedicated support of public health, Jill understands the challenges of providing nutritious meals on a limited budget. She educates the public and helps families in Iowa maximize their meals with the resources provided to them.
Katja Rowell, MD
Dr. Rowell is a sought after specialist in childhood feeding. You'll find her quoted in multiple national magazine articles along with blogs, podcasts and in an online video series pertaining to families and parenting. She applies her own advice to her family when it comes to the everyday worries and challenges of feeding children.
Jane Shirley, BSN, MSE
Jane's duty to public health crosses all ages and demographic groups, focusing on programs to aid in making informed nutrition choices that result in building healthy familis who contribute to stronger communities.
John Skretta, EdD
Dr. Skretta is a champion for healthy schools. From incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables as snack items to hosting fun family fitness events, the leadership effort comes from within the school district with John as their biggest advocate. His school district is reflective of the belief that the health and well-being of students and staff go hand in hand with reaching high academic achievement.
Debra Sullivan, PhD, RD
While her research program focuses on how diet influences health, such as the impact of weight loss on cancer risk, Dr. Sullivan is also committed to improving the nutrient quality of after-school snacks and increasing physical activity of children.